Tag Archives: Central Park

Meet Meri-Leigh


Posted on March 6, 2012 by

Name: Meri-Leigh Hollowell

Title: Talent Acquisition Executive, JBCStyle

Location: New York, NY

Recruiting specialty: Sales and Production

I became a recruiter because … I love fashion and I love those who create fashion

Favorite designer: Rebecca Taylor

Celebrity crush(es): Ryan Gosling, John Mayer, Drake, Vince Vaughn … just to name a few

Favorite place in New York City: The path around the reservoir in Central Park 

Best interview tip: Less is more. Don’t overdo the hair, makeup, perfume, or accessories. And RELAX.

If I could be an animal I would be … My English Bulldog, G – she lives the good life!

Dream vacation: The Amalfi Coast in Italy

Sweet or salty: SALTY

In my spare time I … Play with my puppy, “G”; cook; paint my nails; watch movies

Fashion or Beauty Tip: Use your straightener to curl your hair – it creates natural waves rather than Shirley Temple ringlets. And red lipstick will ALWAYS make you feel prettier.

Favorite item in my closet: My Jeffrey Campbell clogs

Restaurant I would recommend: Locanda Verde in Tribeca and The Meatball Shop in the LES, open till 4am

Favorite music artist/band: Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Florence+ Machine, John Mayer, DMB, Sleighbells

Favorite quote: “Be present.”

Meet Robyn


Posted on February 24, 2012 by

Name: Robyn Rosenbaum/R²

Title: JBCconnect Business Development

Location: New York, NY

Favorite designer: Chanel – Classic Beauty

Celebrity crush: Ryan Gosling!!!

Favorite place in NYC: Central Park

Best interview tip: Ask questions (if you’re interested)

Favorite accessory: My time piece

If I could be an animal I would be: Dog for sure!

Dream vacation: Paris, France with someone special

Sweet or salty:  SWEET

In my spare time I … Kickbox, dougie, and stalk people on Facebook

Fashion or Beauty Tip: The man makes the clothes

Favorite item in my closet: Louboutins and a little black dress

Restaurant I would recommend: Katz’s Deli on the LES (I’m such a Jew)

Favorite music artist/band: Old school hip-hop and classic rock

Favorite quote: “To me, Fearless is not the absence of fear. It’s not being completely unafraid. To me, Fearless is having fears. Fearless is having doubts. Lots of them. To me, Fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death.” ― Taylor Swift

Meet Jackie F


Posted on February 16, 2012 by

Name: Jackie Fischer

Title: Talent Acquisition Executive, Freelance

Location: New York, NY

Recruiting specialty: Freelance

I became a recruiter because … I love helping people and have a good eye for talent

Favorite designer: Alexander Wang

Celebrity crush: Ryan Gosling

Favorite place in NYC: Central Park (I live across the street)

Best interview tip: Always do research on the company before you go!

Favorite accessory: iPad – can’t live without it

If I could be an animal I would be … Giraffe (I would be a bird because I want to fly but I hate birds)

Dream vacation: Fiji or anywhere in Italy

Sweet or salty: Sweet

In my spare time I … Play pranks on Malicia with Catie and decorate desks for birthdays

Fashion or Beauty Tip: All black is always flattering

Favorite item in my closet: Alexander Wang studded bag

Restaurant I would recommend: L & B Spumoni in Brooklyn – best pizza ever

Favorite music artist/band: Adele, Maroon 5 … hard to narrow it down

Favorite quote: “90 percent of us don’t have good voices, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t sing.” (I made that up myself when I was told I can’t sing by the freelance desk)

Meet Bryan


Posted on February 8, 2012 by

Name: Bryan J. Zaslow

Title: President/Chief Executive Officer

Location: Everywhere

Recruiting specialty: Those hard to fill roles. ‘No’ is not a word in recruiting, it’s just an obstacle.



I became a recruiter because … When I was awarded the national contract to support the American Cancer Society I felt I needed to quit my job working as a lawyer in finance and focus on the business full time. To appease my wife – who just got back to NY with me from my last business endeavor in Charlotte, NC – I told her I would open a fashion recruiting agency. Lori was a fashion recruiter and I used to listen to her all the time and think to myself oh, this would be easy and perfect for me. Fast forward six years and here we are.

Favorite designer: Ralph Lauren – for his eye, for his mind and for his entrepreneurship.

Celebrity crushGiada De Laurentiis

Favorite place in New York CityCentral Park

Interview horror storyOh my godWhere do I start? Is it the time we physically had to remove a woman from our office who I swore was possessed by the devil as her pupils turned red or was it the time a candidate with an Adam’s Apple and a beard who was clearly a man showed up in a dress and held himself out as a female candidate. How about when a candidate was drunk during their interview with our client?!

Best interview tip: “Don’t eat yellow snow.” Okay, fine, a real interview tip … in 2005 candidates could do little wrong, but today you are competing against thousands for the same limited roles. Every unemployed person is applying for the same job you are even though they are not qualified. This establishes obstacle #1 – dilution. It is critical to separate yourself from the crowd and from the very first impression through the last. You need to become memorable and relevant; there’s nowhere better to do that than on your interview. If you can go into your interview prepared to interview your interviewer – seeking their input and response on thought provoking and critical questions related to their current work environment, corporate culture and recent press – you will leave your interview engaged and leave the interviewer thinking of you and your questions versus questioning you.

Favorite accessory: A powerful watch

If I could be an animal I would be … A dolphin

Dream vacation: One year traveling the world

Sweet or salty: Salty

In my spare time I … Cannot get enough quality time with my children nor quality time with my running sneaks

Fashion or Beauty Tip: Be true to yourself

Favorite item in my closet: My Newton Running sneaks

Restaurant I would recommend: Bella Blu

Favorite music artist/band: Nickelback

Favorite quote: “The heroes of the past are untouchable, protected forever by the fortress door of time – unless some mysterious stranger magically turns up with a key.”

Meet Carrie


Posted on February 7, 2012 by

Name: Carrie Zwiebach

Title: SVP Recruitment & Training

Location: The one and only NYC

Recruiting specialty: Finding a diamond in the ruff

I became a recruiter because … Bryan picked me up in a Dunkin Donuts

Favorite designer: Anyone who makes clothing small enough to fit me

Celebrity crush: Matt Bomer (if you don’t know him, he’s the hottie on White Collar)

Favorite place in New York City: This is a tough one but I’d have to say The Great Lawn in Central Park during the summer. It’s beautiful and brings back the most amazing childhood memories of hanging out with my friends.

Interview horror story: Our office used to be the size of a cardboard box and we had this couch that looked like it had been taken off the street. I was sitting on it with a candidate and the office dog Pax, who at the time was a six year old in his prime, jumped up and started going at it with the pillow…

Best interview tip: DO YOUR RESEARCH!!! I’m so appalled by the amount of times a client tells me that the person they met wasn’t familiar with their company. Seriously??!!! If you can’t do a Google search, you don’t deserve to have a new job…

Favorite accessory: My Hermes black enamel “H” bracelet. It’s timeless and goes with EVERYTHING!

If I could be an animal I would be … Rylee Madison Zaslow. She is the most beautiful Chocolate Lab and she gets to come to JBCStyle everyday; which I’m not sure I could live without!

Dream vacation: Going back to the village in Fiji where I spent a summer building a house for the village school teacher. Nevertheless, it was one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever been on!

Sweet or salty: SALTY

In my spare time I … Walk around Manhattan aimlessly, it’s my personal serenity

Fashion or Beauty Tip: Natural is so much better

Favorite item in my closet: Black Supplex Danskin Leggings, I have about 12 pairs of them!

Restaurant I would recommend: Crispo – I actually do recommend it to everyone I know and they all fall in love!

Favorite music artist/band: Not sure about these days but I used to be obsessed with Third Eye Blind, GooGoo Dolls, Guster, etc … and when I hear their music now I’m in heaven

Favorite quote: “Live, Love, Learn & Laugh”